This old sterling silver rattle is also a baby’s teething ring. It is fashioned in the shape of a bell with an object inside that makes it rattle. It is beautifully detailed with a weighted clock with Roman numerals in the center. There is a ribbon draped across the top and down the sides. At the top it reads; Birth Record. To the left of the clock weights is; Month and on the right side is; Year. It has not been engraved on this side. On the back side it is engraved; Cathy. At the top of the back it is marked Sterling with the hallmark for the Webster Company of Attleboro Massachusetts which was a subsidiary of Reed & Barton. The bell is attached to a round, flat teething ring by a detailed strap with a buckle that is a stationary piece, not operable. The teething ring is made of a white mother of pearl plastic material.
The bell portion including the loop at the top measures about 1 1/4" high by 1 1/8" wide and 7/16" thick. The teething ring portion measures about 1 3/4" in diameter and the total length is about 3". It is in very good condition with minimal wear.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
Don't forget to check out the other antique and collectible baby items in our shop including celluloid rattles and wind up toys!
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